I may be a few weeks late with getting into 2016, but it has been a BUSY few months and weeks as we started 2016. Better late than never!
2015 was an adventure in itself, never mind all the awesome things we were able to do. It seems like such a fast year, but looking back at everything that happened, everything that we experienced and everything that changed for my little family, it was a busy and full year – full of excitement and changes! Even if just for my own sake, let’s take a quick look back at 2015.
A new year, a fresh start. During January we were setting off on a new adventure as the company I work for was purchased and we were joining a new family. The transition has gone smoothly and I am really happy with how my job situation has turned out of the past year. I’m happy to be part of the Expedia Inc. Family!
February was my birthday month – and the month that I finally got to visit the #1 place on my travel bucket list: Venice, Italy. We left on my birthday for a 2 week vacation to europe, in the middle of a Texas snowstorm. The fact we left without major delays and got everywhere we needed to be on time is a miracle in itself. Venice was amazing and I hope to make it back again soon.
Our vacation continued into March when we visited Paris and London. London, one of Kyle’s top places to go and one of my favorite spots. Paris was an adventure as well, where we were able to have a few moments captured beautifully. It was a vacation of a lifetime and I can’t wait to take another big trip like that!
April was a pretty uneventful month. The weather was getting nice again outside and Lennox started playing outside a lot with her friends. April also brought Edgefest – the best music festival of the year in DFW! I always like going to this one and can’t wait for 2016’s festival.
Lennox also go to go to her first Rangers baseball game (that she can remember!)
We took our annual family trip to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas. This year, we stayed in a little cabin right at the park and although it was suppose to be a very rainy weekend – we still had a blast and Lennox experienced her first water rollercoaster!
During May I also go to reconnect with my friend Censie at SoFabOTR. It was local here in DFW, so it wasn’t a trip for me but I’m glad Censie was able to make it. We also got to see a grade A cover band at the Glass Cactus. So very funny!
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During July we made our annual trip to Cape Cod to visit Grandma & Papa. It was a vacation that was full of fun in the sun. Lennox is addicted to the beach and could have stayed there all day, everyday. From sand castles to catching fish to the ice cream truck – she was in heaven. A surprise visit from her second cousins just was the cherry on top!
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Unfortunately in July we also had to say goodbye to one of most favorite pets, Gracie. I miss her everyday still, her little purrs will always be missed.
In august we thought we were starting our last few months at Montessori school for Lennox. We were getting our house ready to put on the market and there was no reason to switch schools for Lennox. Well – little did we know that it would only be the last few weeks of Montessori for her! Our house did go on the market and that was the start of an eventful fall!
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With our house on the market, and 2 weeks into the school year, I received the call I had been waiting for – Lennox got into her first choice school by pure luck and one empty slot! We hustled to get everything ready and off to her first day of official Kindergarten she went. It has been a HARD year for her so far, but I know in the end it will be all worth it for her.
Turks and Caicos! I was SO excited to be heading to Social Media on the Sands this past october. Getting to meet with a great friend, Censie and her husband Jeremy again as well as FINALLY meeting Molly & her husband. It was another amazing trip in paradise and I hope we can do it again. A true highlight and much needed break in the hectic fall that we had.
When we returned, we had so much house drama but it all worked out in the end and we sold our house!
November was full of moving. We had to pack up, move to a rental house for a month before we could move into our new home. All while trying to keep things semi-normal for Lennox. We were not very successful at doing that, but we got through it.
The month of the move! We finally got to move into our new home and it was so great to finally be in our space again and get our stuff back from storage! We tried to make Christmas and life as normal as possible again for Lennox but it has been a challenge.
This is such a small look into what 2015 had going on, but if I was to include everything I’d have a whole book! Here’s to a great 2016!
2013 was a busy year full of so much fun! My blog has grown leaps and bounds in 2013 and I thank you all so much! Some of my fellow bloggers have done a fun post with a photo from each month of the year, so I took a look back through each post I did and chose a photo that highlighted that month – here is a quick photo recap of 2013! You sure can tell when I got my new camera too!
JANUARY 2013: January starts off with Kyle’s Birthday on New Years Day and Lennox’s first of many birthday cakes!
FEBRUARY 2013: Another highlight for Lennox, making Mommy a birthday cake!MARCH 2013: March was the end of Grandma & Papa’s annual winter visit to Texas. We ended off on a high note by going to the Dallas Zoo where Lennox got to pet and feed the Giraffes!
APRIL 2013: Bluebonnets – A spring tradition for all Texans!
MAY 2013: May was a big one for another member of the Terrell Family — Kyle’s brother, Kollin became Doctor Kollin Terrell!
JUNE 2013: In June Lennox turned THREE! She had a fantastic birthday and became such a big girl!
JULY 2013: Lennox enjoyed all of the 4th of July festivities this year!
AUGUST 2013: During August we went on our 2 week vacation to Cape Cod where Lennox was able to soak up the sun on the beach!
SEPTEMBER 2013: September was a big one for Lennox too – She started Primary level at her Montessori School!
OCTOBER 2013: October was busy with Halloween, Fall festivities and a visit from Grandma!
NOVEMBER 2013: November was a month for these two turkeys!
DECEMBER 2013: The highlight would of course be the Christmas excitement!